John Shipley, Baron Shipley

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The Lord Shipley

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Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing
Assumed office
12 October 2017
Serving with Tim Farron
LeaderVince Cable
Preceded byPosition established
Leader of Newcastle City Council
In office
10 May 2006 – 1 September 2010
Preceded byPeter Arnold
Succeeded byDavid Faulkner
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
14 July 2010
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1946-07-05) 5 July 1946 (age 72)
Political partyLiberal Party ( - 1988)
Liberal Democrats (1988 - present)

John Warren Shipley, Baron Shipley, OBE (born 5 July 1946) is a Liberal Democrat peer in the House of Lords.

He contested (as Liberal) Blyth February and October 1974, Hexham in 1979, and (as Liberal/SDP Alliance) Newcastle North in the 1983 and 1987 general elections.

He served on Newcastle City Council: Councillor 1975- , City Governor, Dame Allan's School, mid-1970s, as Opposition Leader 1988-98, former portfolio holder, Policy Co-ordination and Development, Council Leader 2006-10; member: Northumbria Police Authority 1980s, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority 1990s, 2004–06; former board member, Newcastle International Airport Local Authority Holding Company 2004-06; board member, One NorthEast 2005- ; Vice-President, Local Government Association 2010- .

In the 1995 New Year Honours Shipley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.[1]

He was created a Life Peer as Baron Shipley, of Gosforth in the County of Tyne and Wear on 14 July 2010.[2]

He is a supporter of Sunderland AFC.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 53893". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1994. p. 14.
  2. ^ "No. 59491". The London Gazette. 19 July 2010. p. 13714.
  3. ^ Pearson, Adrian (April 17, 2012). "Making A Difference". The Journal. Newcastle upon Tyne. p. 15.

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